Juan de Mena (1411-1456) was a Spanishpoet from Cordova. He was an important administrator for John II of Castile; his poetry is generally considered to be monotonous but with occasional flashes of brilliance. Events Births September 21 - Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (died 1460) Juan de Mena, Spanish poet (died 1456) Deaths June 3 - Leopold IV, Regent of Tyrol and Further Austria (born 1371) November 4 - Khalil Sultan, Timurid ruler in Transoxiana (born 1384) Hasdai Crescas, Jewish philosopher and halakhist (born c. ... Events July 7 - Joan of Arc acquitted (but she had already been executed). ... Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse. ... Cordova is the name of some places in the United States of America: Cordova, Alaska Cordova, South Carolina Cordova, Tennessee Cordova, Alabama Cordova, Illinois The name Cordova has also been used as an English name for Córdoba, Spain. ... This site was cracked by lysp ... John II (March 6, 1405 - July 20, 1454), King of Castile was the son of Henry III of Castile and of his wife Catherine, daughter of John of Gaunt. ...
He is conjectured to be the author of the satirical Coplas de la panadera; but, apart from the fact that these verses are ascribed by Argote de Molina to Inigo Ortiz de Zuniga, they are instinct with a tart humour of which Mena was destitute.
It is marred by excessive emphasis and pedantic diction, and the arte mayor measure in which it is written is monotonous; but many octaves are of such excellence that the arte mayor metre continued in fashion for nearly a.
JuandeMena (1411, Córdoba-1456, Torrelaguna) was one of the most significant Spanish poets of the fifteenth century.
Memorias de algunos linages (An Account of Some Lineages), attributed to Mena, claims that his family came from the valley of Mena in La Montaña, a region of the northern Spanish province of Santander, and served under Fernando III de Castilla and his successors in the Reconquista.
Mena was considered by his contemporaries to be the outstanding poet of his time, and his knowledge of Latin and the Classics was greatly admired.
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